DPG is a comprehensive underwater photography website and community for underwater photographers. Learn underwater photography techniques for popular digital cameras and specialized professional underwater equipment (wide angle, macro, super macro, lighting and work flow). Read latest news, explore travel destinations for underwater photography. Galleries of professional and amateur underwater photography including wrecks, coral reefs, undersea creatures, fashion and surfing photography.
Dive Photo Guide

Articles

99 Winners: Five Years of Monthly Contests – Part 2
By Ian Seldrup, August 13, 2014 @ 04:00 AM (EST)

In Part 1 of this two-part feature looking back on five years of Monthly Contests, we chose our favorite themes from the first two-and-a-half years of competition, running from August 2009 through November 2011. In this second part of the feature, we bring you our favorites from the next two-and-a-half years, from January 2012 to March 2014—another 51 brilliant photos.

That’s a total of 99 spectacular images from our favorite 33 monthly themes. Wow!
 


We hope, like us, you’ve been energized by the superb talent on display in our Monthly Contests series, and you’ve been inspired to learn about new subjects, try out new creative techniques, and seek out new dive destinations.

Once again, we’d like to say a big “thank you” to everyone who sent in their images for consideration over the years. Congratulations to all the winners for showing us your thought-provoking take on the ocean and its amazing creatures.

 


 

January 2012 – Split Shots

1st Wilfried Niedermayr
49
2nd Pasquale Vassallo
50
3rd Adriano Morettin
51

 


 

February 2012 – Eels

1st Glenn Kulmer
52
2nd Alex Varani
53
3rd Ilan Ben Tov
54

 


 

March 2012 – Close Focus Wide Angle

1st Christian Vizl
55
2nd Tom Radio
56
3rd Daniel Flormann
57

 


 

April 2012 – Marine Mammals
 

1st Phil Davison
58
2nd Brandi Mueller
59
3rd Ron Watkins
60

 


 

May 2012 – Bokeh
 

1st Henry Jager
61
2nd Brandi Mueller
62
3rd Todd Bretl
63

 


 

June 2012 – Abstract/Art
 

1st Matthew Farrugia
61
2nd Donald T. Brown
62
3rd Martin Klein
63

 


 

July 2012 – Cephalopods

1st Todd Bretl
67
2nd Wahrmut Sobainsky
68
3rd Brian McHugh
69

 


 

January 2013 – Macro
 

1st Peter G. Allinson
70
2nd Moritz Drabusenigg
71
3rd Wahrmut Sobainsky
72

 


 

April 2013 – Turtles

1st Montse Grillo
73
2nd Montse Grillo
74
3rd Kadu Pinheiro
75

 


 

May 2013 – Black and White
 

1st Tay T. Tousey
76
2nd Alex Tyrrell
77
3rd Eva Creel
78

 


 

July 2013 – The Color Red
 

1st Alex Tyrell
79
2nd Volker Lonz
80
3rd Tammy Gibbs
81

 


 

September 2013 – Fish Portraits
 

1st Doris Vierkötter
82
2nd Sergi Garcia
83
3rd Matt Krumins
84

 


 

October 2013 – Big Animals

1st Cedric Peneau
85
2nd Montse Grillo
86
3rd Wahrmut Sobainsky
87

 


 

December 2013 – Jellyfish
 

1st Sacha Lobenstein
88
2nd Cornelia Thieme
89
3rd Roland Bach
90

 


 

January 2014 – Wrecks and Artificial Reefs
 

1st Nick Blake
91
2nd Dmitry Starostenkov
92
3rd Shai Oron
93

 


 

February 2014 – Your Favorite Shot
 

1st Elaine White
94
2nd Gabriele Viertel
95
3rd Sumer Verma
96

 


 

March 2014 – Seahorses, Pipefish, and Seadragons
 

1st Fabien Michenet
97
2nd Goos van der Heide
98
3rd Bettina Balnis
99

 


 

RELATED ARTICLES

Be the first to add a comment to this article.
You must be logged in to comment.
Support Our Sponsors
Newsletter
Travel with us

Featured Photographer



Follow Us

Sponsors